Sunday, April 14, 2013

More Inventory at Shabby Lane Antiques

New and exciting merchandise just in time for our Next Sales Event

Blooming Flowers

I have never considered myself a gardener, but I love flowers.  I love flowers as much as beautiful floral china teacups.  I love flowers as much as I love sterling silver jewelry or painted furniture or no iron shirts.  I find myself drawn towards anything with flowers on it these days.  I am drawn to the paintings of gardens and floral arrangements.  I look forward to first going into the grocery store just to see the bunches of flowers over in their little refrigerator ready for purchase.  I even just purchased a simple little hooked rug that is simply a yellow rose.

I don’t know why I am so attracted to flowers. Maybe it is their simplicity.  Maybe their simple magic of appearing out of a tiny little pod.  Hydrangeas especially fascinate me by the simple fact that the main flower is made up of many small little buds.

Since I have moved into a townhouse, I am limited on the amount of flowers that I can plant. I have a limited amount of space.  And a limited budget but I seem to always have flowers of some sort.  But when fall comes around and the first frost, the flowers are more or less gone until the spring.  But I have discovered something wonderful……

This year I have been exposed to bulbs…….and the wonderful act of forcing them.  I am now sitting here at my computer and looking at the 5 hyacinth bulbs that I am forcing to bloom in the coldest months of the year.  I am forcing them to bloom early.  I am forcing them to be a flower before nature intended them.

I am so excited.  It won’t be long before the flowers bloom and fill my home with a wonderful fragrance and color.  And as I sit here at my desk on the eve of a new year, I can only look forward to not only 5 blooms but also a new year that has come fast and furious.  Not forced or pushed though.  It is coming, as my 5 little blooms with new experiences to behold and wonderful things to fill my life.

I hope each of you will find a new year full of blooms.  Those things that make your life just a little better, a little sweeter, and a lot more joyful.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Exciting Things to Come

Exciting additions at Shabby Lane Antiques.  Our new location will be filled with new Shabby Chic, Vintage and Antique finds.  Make sure you are on our mailing list to receive our E-Vites.  Send requests to

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Change can sometimes be scary.  The unknown, the uncharted, the future.  But Change can also be exciting. Shabby Lane Antiques is changing.  We has re-evaluated our business plan and have decided to go on with our business in a completely different direction.  We will still be finding the most incredible items, we will still have great ideas for you and your home.  We will still be repurposing and painting and reworking old and unusable items into wonderful ecclectic art, furniture and more.
 Running an antique business from a shop front has had its limitations for me.  Being in the shop 6 days a week has limited me to finding cool stuff and doing all the creative stuff that I love to do.  I have decided to rent a Storage Room in a Storage Facility.  From there, I will be sending out emails, posting on Facebook and Craigslist inviting my customers to monthly "Events".  I will be opening one Friday and Saturday in the month.  My Storage Room will be set up just like a shop.  Only without the overhead.  I will be opening my shop once a month with tons of new and different.  I will  be having one of a kind objects.  And so much more.

I will also be able to make appointments for those of you who see something I have posted and meet with you in the shop when you see something that I have posted.

So stay tuned.  Shabby Lane is changing.  But we are changing for the good.  We are excited to see what the future holds for us all.